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Travel to Rome

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Flight Arrangements

Each student will book their own flights to Rome. However, the dates you depart and return are important because of the 90-day maximum stay in Italy. So before you book a flight, be sure to confirm the specific travel dates. If you are not certain, write to RomeWithPurpose@gmail.com.

Travel Insurance

All Rome with Purpose participants are required to have Travel Insurance. This will be purchased for you either by your institution or by Rome with Purpose. Please check with your institution to see whether or not they purchase the travel insurance for you. If they do not, please let us know at RomeWithPurpose@gmail.com.

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Passports

Italy’s happy to have you travel to Rome – but a passport is required to enter (and leave) the country. If you do not already have a valid passport, it can take 4-6 weeks to get one, so please go to this site and begin the process immediately. It is extremely important that you begin the process as soon as possible! It is also important that your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond your return date.

Please copy your passport before you travel!

You will need to make 3 copies of the signature page and photo page of your passport. One copy should be left with a friend or family member at home in case your passport is lost. Bring the other 2 copies with you to Rome.  One copy of your passport is kept by Rome with Purpose. The third copy should be carried by you at all times within Europe. Participants should leave their passports on campus while in Rome, but must have identification with them at all times. You will need to take your (actual) passport with you when you travel outside of Rome.

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Visas

As an American citizen, you do not need a visa to visit Italy for 90 days. We schedule all of our programs to operate in Italy 90 days or less so that most of our participants do not need a visa. However, if you intend to stay in Europe (Schengen Treaty countries) either before or after your visit with Rome with Purpose (more than 90 days), you will need to apply for a visa through your local Italian consulate.

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Orientation

Before you travel to Rome, you will be going through our onboarding process so that you are well-prepared for your time in Italy. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about–what to pack, what to do once you arrive at the airport, how to get money once you’re in Rome, etc. We will also have an orientation session upon your arrival in Italy.